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TheMadManMay 12, 2015
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By TuckamoreBlank Blank
There is not a lot of activity on our Caregivers Forum. Maybe it's because we have not been "found." Maybe it's becau...
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By TuckamoreBlank Blank
I just wanted to introduce myself to newer members and send greetings to our long term members. I have been the Commu...
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TheMadManMay 11, 2015
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TheMadManApr 25, 2015
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By NJgirl79 Blank
Hi Everyone, I have a questions about CareGivers receiving pay for the work they do. But ill give you a little ins...
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caregiver222Feb 16, 2015
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By caregiver222 Blank
If you are caring for an elderly or disabled veteran, the VA has what is called a "Respite Care Program". Respite ...
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YardBullJan 25, 2015
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By fantomdog Blank
How do I handle a geriatric who is making poor decisions, but is basically mentally sound?
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AmyKleinNov 05, 2014
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By CK95 Blank
What can I do to treat my husband whom I have been taking care of since 1-12 more like a husband ?
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caregiver222Nov 16, 2014
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By caregiver222 Blank
One of the problems with a PEG patient is lack of saliva, because they are only fed with the PEG. The nursing homes u...
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mandy876Sep 11, 2014
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By caregiver222 Blank
Many locksmiths will provide colorful inexpensive "arthritic" key handles, such as that illustrated. These are very ...
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The photo is that of a wide-angle Peterson safety mirror, which can be retro-fitted to most automobiles. I am a big ...
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Tap turners attach to ordinary water valves and provide leverage and ease of operation for stroke-disabled and those ...
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An object retriever is handy for someone confined to a wheelchair. They range in price from $12 U.S. to $80 U.S. Wal...
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Patients with stroke disabilities or severe arthritis may enjoy using special spoons with easy-to-use handles and an...
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Rubber or metal doorknob extensors either replace or go over existing knobs. They install in seconds, usually with o...
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Cutting boards with stainless steel nails are used to stabilize vegetables for cuttting. They usually come with eleva...
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Dycem non-slip matts are colorful, washable, and are placed under cups and glasses to prevent slipping when an elderl...
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caregiver222Aug 24, 2014
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By Jay6271950 Blank
I have an orange capsule with the numbers on it of 1020 & 150 and another brownish oval caplet with the letters of r...
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terripeyJul 30, 2014
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By lally25 Blank
I everyone. I was wondering if anyone else was in the same boat as me. My husband has depression and its slowly dragg...
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Stacey_80Jul 20, 2014
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By janczu Blank
I am the caregiver to my 95 year old mom. After her discharge from the hospital they wanted me to put her on hospice...
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Stacey_80Jul 20, 2014
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By caregiver222 Blank
If you have an elderly relative and a health care aide preparing food, don't count on them giving you correct informa...
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caregiver222May 17, 2014
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At some time a decision may have to be made as to whether to put your elederly loved one on a PEG, or gastric feedin...
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